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23 May Hunting Island is too important to be lost to the sea

The Beaufort County Legislative Delegation has been working diligently to achieve state support for beach re-nourishment at Hunting Island, the most visited and highest revenue generating of SC's State Parks.  They need our help. $40 million was allocated  in the budget for beach re-nourishment, but the Senate cut it to $20 million.  Time is of the essence as the beach erodes at the rate of about fifteen feet a year! Hunting Island is too important to be lost to the sea.  Vote Now, please. https://www.change.org/p/save-hunting-island-before-it-s-too-late?source_location=petitions_share_skip Thank you....

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23 May OLF support spreads throughout the county

As the movement to encourage Congress to fund an Outlying Landing Field for the JSF 35-B grows, it is interesting to see graphically where support has its roots.  To sign the petition, visit www.mcasneighbors.org If you would like to view the map of signers, click here.  ...

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23 May Collaboration creates a move that is good for all

After years of consideration, three properties will be removed from the South side of Boundary Street thereby expanding an existing passive low maintenance park space and the vista across Battery Creek at the Gateway to Beaufort. This was considered first by the Beaufort County Land Trust and most recently by a partnership between the Open Land Trust, Beaufort County Council and the City of Beaufort. The Open Land Trust purchased and will remove the United Way building. The United Way will fill an empty space on the north side of Boundary Street, with...

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23 May Grants, grants and more grants help the city move forward

The Council and Redevelopment Commission brought on a grant writer to go after potential grants we may have been missing for city improvements. Since the process started, we have added significant dollars to infrastructure improvements along Bladen and Duke Streets, repairs and improvements to the marina not the least of which are long awaited fixes for the transient pier, the dinghy dock and the proposed new day dock which is in the permitting stage. Furthermore, we have achieved funding leading to at least one new police officer with vehicle. And finally, much needed...

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Beaufort County Library

23 May Campfire Stories, Father’s Day Fun, and High Energy Storytelling for Kids at the Hilton Head Branch Library

NEWS RELEASE   May 19, 2016   Campfire Stories, Father’s Day Fun, and High Energy Storytelling for Kids at the Hilton Head Branch Library   Event Name:  Summer Reading Kick-Off: Tell Aerobics Short Description of Event:  Join us for a high energy and active storytelling session that will have you jumping, moving, and dancing!  It’s the perfect start to On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Time and Date of Event:  Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 am Location of Event:  Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head SC 29926 Price of Event: Free Contact info: 843-255-6529, jbascom@bcgov.net Website:    www.beaufortcountylibrary.org     Event Name: ...

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City Of Beaufort SC

16 May Beaufort Code – Update, Please Read and Respond with questions

May 9 Update of the Beaufort Code The city has published a new draft of the Beaufort Code. The draft considered comments heard during the month of April, both at the 4 open public input sessions, as well as via the online form. All of this information may be found on the Beaufort Code page of the city's website. www.cityofbeaufort.org/beaufort-code.aspx To accompany the code update, an updated list of Public Comments heard through May 9, along with a bulleted list of changes between the April 7 and May 9 versions has been provided. The...

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16 May Graham Goes with the Wind

Graham Goes With the Wind Posted: 12 May 2016 05:56 AM PDT Morning Consult, SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce May 11, 2016 By Frank Knapp South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), free from the partisan restraints of campaigning, has returned to his maverick ways in the Senate in pushing for clean energy solutions to climate change. Graham’s effort last month to include a bipartisan “sense of Congress” amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill is reminiscent of 2009 when Mr. Graham teamed up with then Democratic Senator John Kerry to propose climate change legislation....

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16 May Celebration of Pat Conroy

On a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon with a steady breeze whisking up the river, USCB’s Center for the Arts and the City of Beaufort hosted a very special celebration of the life of Beaufort’s beloved Pat Conroy. Thanks to USC Press Director, Jonathan Haupt, for organizing speakers including celebrated writer and historian Walter Edgar, poet and professor, Ellen Malphrus, NY Times best selling novelist Patti Callahan Henry, Pat’s sidekick Bernie Schein and his wife novelist Cassandra King Conroy. A special thanks Marlena Smalls who opened the celebration singing 'American Trilogy', Bonnie Hargrove...

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16 May Clarification on business licenses

Last week's Gazette Packet news report and my own missive about the City's new business registration requirement and potential fees for non-profits that compete with the private sector may have led to misunderstandings. I would like to clarify. First and foremost, all not-for-profits will be required,  like other businesses,  to register with the city. However, they will not pay a fee for any activities that generate income within their core mission from which the Internal Revenue Serve has awarded them the tax exemption providing donors the charitable deduction. Second, it was implied that Beaufort Memorial Hospital was...

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16 May No such think as “temporary storage” of nuclear waste

Since my law suit against the US Department of Energy in the early 1990's, I have argued that there is no such think as "temporary storage of nuclear waste".  It is taken to the place of least resistance where it stays because no one else wants it. The once important and productive Savannah River served our country well by making and perfecting development of nuclear weapons grade materials.   Since then, when the need lessened, it has become a repository for waste with no other place for it to go. This is...

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